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Bauer NCHC Players of the Week: February 15-21, 2021

By NCHC, 02/22/21, 6:00PM EST

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UND’s Adams and Bernard-Docker, SCSU’s Hrenak and CC’s Basse honored for Week 11

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – All four National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) Players of the Week for the week of Feb. 15-21, 2021 are NHL draft picks. Earning Bauer NCHC weekly honors for week 11 are North Dakota senior Collin Adams for Forward of the Week, UND junior Jacob Bernard-Docker for Defenseman of the Week, St. Cloud State senior David Hrenak for Goaltender of the Week and Colorado College netminder Dominic Basse for Rookie of the Week.

This is the first NCHC weekly honor of the season for all four recipients. This is Adams’ second career NCHC Forward of the Week honor, while Bernard-Docker bagged his fourth career Defenseman of the Week nod. Hrenak gloved his fifth career NCHC Goalie of the Week award and eighth career NCHC weekly honor, while Basse garnered his first career NCHC nod.

Forward of the Week

Collin Adams, North Dakota
Senior Forward
Brighton, Mich.

Adams powered North Dakota to a sweep of Omaha with a four-point weekend as UND locked up a second straight Penrose Cup. On Friday, the New York Islanders draft pick dished out the primary assist on North Dakota’s third goal in a 4-1 victory. A night later, Adams tallied a season-high three points on two goals and an assist in a 7-1 win. He had a hand in the final three goals of the game with a power play goal and assist, while his final goal came even strength.

Adams finished the weekend with two goals, two assists, four shots on goal and a +3 plus/minus. He also won 13 faceoffs and blocked three shots. On the season, Adams is third on the team with 23 points on nine goals and 14 assists.

Defenseman of the Week

Jacob Bernard-Docker, North Dakota
Junior Defenseman
Canmore, Alta.

Bernard-Docker contributed at both ends of the ice to help North Dakota sweep Omaha. On Friday, the Ottawa Senators first-round draft pick chipped in a season-high three points in UND’s 4-1 win. He scored the game’s first goal and had a pair of primary assists, his first on the game-winning goal and his second on the power play to seal the victory. A night later, Bernard-Docker handed out another power play assist in a 7-1 victory, which locked up back-to-back Penrose Cups for the Fighting Hawks.

In addition to his four points, Bernard-Docker played on a penalty kill unit that finished 5-for-5 on the weekend, helped UND strike four times on the power play, and limited the Mavericks to two goals all weekend after they entered averaging 3.60 goals per game. He finished the series with a goal, three assists, five shots on goal, one blocked shot and a +1 plus/minus. On the season, Bernard-Docker now has two goals, after scoring his second of the season Friday, and 11 assists for 13 points.

GOALTENDER OF THE WEEK

David Hrenak, St. Cloud State
Senior Goaltender
Povazska Bystrica, Slovakia

Hrenak shined on Senior Day Saturday, backstopping St. Cloud State to a 4-0 blanking of Colorado College in the Huskies’ only game of the weekend. The L.A. Kings prospect turned aside all 23 shots he faced, including 10 in the second period, to record his second shutout of the season and 11th of his career, extending his program record. The 11 shutouts rank third in NCHC history. Hrenak also helped SCSU kill all five CC power plays in the win.

With his perfect weekend, Hrenak upped his season save percentage to .910 and lowered his goals-against average to 2.47, while improving to 11-7-0 on the season. He now has 60 wins for his career, which ranks second in St. Cloud State history and third in NCHC history.

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

Dominic Basse, Colorado College
Freshman Goaltender
Alexandria, Va.

Basse came up big to help CC snap a nine-game losing streak during the Tigers’ split in a pair of games in Minnesota last weekend. On Thursday, the Chicago Blackhawks draft pick made a career-high 42 saves in a 2-1 victory at then-No. 8 Minnesota Duluth, marking CC’s first win since Jan. 1. Seventeen of his 42 saves came in the first frame, while he helped kill all three UMD power plays to complete a season sweep of the Bulldogs. Two days later, Basse made 22 more saves in a 4-0 loss at then-No. 6/7 St. Cloud State Saturday, allowing three goals with the last an empty-netter.

Basse ended the weekend 1-1-0 with a .941 save percentage and a 2.01 goals-against average, compiling 64 saves on 68 shots, with the 64 saves the most in the NCHC last weekend. Basse moved to 4-10-1 this year, while upping his season save percentage to an even .900 and lowering his GAA to 2.99.

OTHER NOMINEES:

Forward of the Week
None

Defenseman of the Week
None

Goaltender of the Week
Adam Scheel, Jr., UND

Rookie of the Week
Tyler Kleven, D, UND

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